Make these super easy DIY cork sailboats to add to your summer beach decor. I used red, white, and blue and added them to my DIY Patriotic Basket that I made for the 4th of July.
This is a fun craft and great for those who love the beach as much as I do. I used cotton fabric and red and blue bakers twine I had in my craft bin. The blue ribbon came from the dollar store.
Feel free to add your own touches and nautical decoration like buttons, flags, or even paint the cork base.
Supplies You’ll Need
- 7 corks
- String or bakers twine
- Fabric for the sail
- 2 sticks for the sail (I used a tree branch roughly 8″ long)
- A ruler or straight edge
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbon or decorations (optional)
How to Make a DIY Cork Sailboat
STEP 1: Start by hot-gluing two sets –three corks together.
STEP 2: Then hot glue all seven corks together and wrap them with decorative string or twine and set aside.
Make this beautiful DIY Lantern to brighten up your space or as a table decoration for a wedding or event.
STEP 3: Lay the two stick you’ll use to support the sail onto the fabric. Use a ruler or straight edge to draw the left and right sail onto your fabric.
STEP 4: Cut the fabric for the left and right side of the sail and set aside.
STEP 5: Hot glue the two sticks that will support the sail the wrap with string or twine for extra support.
STEP 6: Finish your diy cork sailboat by hot gluing the fabric sails to the ends of each stick. Decorate with string or ribbon. Last hot glue the sail to the cork base.
Learn how to make beautiful tiered trays using thrifted items.
More Beach Crafts to Try:
- Glass Gem Votive Candle Holders
- Easy Sew Summer Beach Tote
- Three Beginner Sewing Projects for Kids
- Easy DIY Seashell Bracelet – No Drilling
Don’t have enough corks? Hop on over to Amazon for more:
Watch A Video
Link to the full tutorial here –> Farmhouse-Style Hula Hoop Shelf DIY